#Video: Bouncing virtual character interacts with the real world

It may not be Tupac on stage, but this virtual character will bounce back and forth, interacting with its surroundings using the latest technology and the Xbox Kinect system. Built at the University of Tokyo, the applications are likely best used in the interactive marketing world. Here’s the video: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFfsQUBUsag[/youtube]

Hollywood Gets Even More Fake With A New Virtual World

Well, I guess it would be only a matter of time before Hollywood got their hands dirty in the virtual world; as if the “real-life” Hollywood world wasn’t fake and scripted enough already. Virtual 3D Hollywood is the new project by GBK, a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company. The premise is to allow… Continue reading Hollywood Gets Even More Fake With A New Virtual World

Virtual Reality Puts Men in Women’s Bodies

Are virtual sex changes on the horizon? It’s doubtful, but scientists have seemingly taken their first step towards such a thing recently when they used virtual reality to study how visually attached we are to our bodies and specifically our gender. Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain placed 24 men in a virtual… Continue reading Virtual Reality Puts Men in Women’s Bodies

Businesses’ Avatar-Envy Makes Venugen A Great Virtual Meeting Alternative

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S16c_OKcNaA[/youtube] Recall Jonathan Mostow’s Surrogates or James Cameron’s Avatar? Well, apparently the business world isn’t satisfied with their humanoid selves either. Enter Venugen. This Web-based software seeks to satisfy these businesses’ avatar-envy by providing them with the tools necessary to hold virtual meetings. Oh, and did we mention that it looks like fun?